Less than a year ago, an auto external defibrillator saved 43-year-old Joy Cruz, who had suffered a heart attack while playing soccer. His last memory of that event is that everything in his vision turned gray.
The outreach was led by nurse Maria Paulsen, who manages Washington's "Stop the Bleed" program, and Dr. Eileen Bulger, chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center. The was sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.
If someone in cardiac arrest needs CPR, don’t waste time trying to move the person’s tongue out of the way, experts say. A study found that this consideration unnecessarily slows response when every moment counts.